CHINA Draft law aims to better protect Chinese physicians

CHINA

Draft law aims to better protect Chinese physicians

Xinhua

14:57, June 08, 2021

BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) -- A new draft law has proposed strengthened protection for practicing physicians in China.

Zhang Dingyu leads fellow doctors singing China's national anthem at a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate National Day on Oct 1 in Wuhan, Hubei province. (Photo: Xinhua)

The draft physicians law was submitted to the ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, for a second reading.

The draft stipulates that physicians' dignity and safety are inviolable, and prohibits any organization or individual from interfering in their work and lives.

Violations of doctors' personal dignity, safety and freedom by insulting, slandering, threatening or assaulting are prohibited, said the draft.

It also defines promotion and training measures to encourage more high-caliber medical practitioners to serve at the grassroots level.

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